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Medieval Warfare VII-6, Jan-Feb 2018

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Medieval Warfare VII-6, Jan-Feb 2018

Medieval Warfare VII.6 with The legend of El Cid He was called The Campeador and El Cid, but what do we really know about the Castilian warrior Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar?

Theme: The legend of El Cid

Peter Konieczny, ‘The deeds of Rodrigo the Campeado – The man who became El Cid’.
Ann Christys, ‘The era of the Taifa States – When Iberia was shattered’.
Kyle C. Lincoln, ‘Living in a “basket of snakes” – The takeover of Toledo’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘”The clear exposition of the disastrous tragedy” – The conquest of Valencia’.
Simon Barton, ‘El Cid and the Principality of Valencia – A man “raised up by God”‘.
Francisco García Fitz, ‘Learning about medieval warfare from an epic – Warfare in The Song of the Cid’.
Mark Lewis, ‘A hero’s weapons in fact and legend – The swords of The Cid’.

Features:

David Pilling, ‘Was Henry III “playing chicken”? – The Siege of London in 1267’.
Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, ‘An ancient weapon in the Middle Ages – The Sling’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘His letter to the Duke of Milan in 1482 – Leonardo Da Vinci as military engineer’.
Pierre Gaite, ‘Combat training for knights – Forged in the fires of chivalry’.
Murray Dahm, ‘”I know what it is to take a city!” – The film of El Cid’.
Robert Mason and Craig Cipolla, ‘Vikings at the Royal Ontario Museum – A tale of two swords’.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare VII-6, Jan-Feb 2018

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Medieval Warfare VII-6, Jan-Feb 2018

Medieval Warfare VII.6 with The legend of El Cid He was called The Campeador and El Cid, but what do we really know about the Castilian warrior Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar?

Theme: The legend of El Cid

Peter Konieczny, ‘The deeds of Rodrigo the Campeado – The man who became El Cid’.
Ann Christys, ‘The era of the Taifa States – When Iberia was shattered’.
Kyle C. Lincoln, ‘Living in a “basket of snakes” – The takeover of Toledo’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘”The clear exposition of the disastrous tragedy” – The conquest of Valencia’.
Simon Barton, ‘El Cid and the Principality of Valencia – A man “raised up by God”‘.
Francisco García Fitz, ‘Learning about medieval warfare from an epic – Warfare in The Song of the Cid’.
Mark Lewis, ‘A hero’s weapons in fact and legend – The swords of The Cid’.

Features:

David Pilling, ‘Was Henry III “playing chicken”? – The Siege of London in 1267’.
Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, ‘An ancient weapon in the Middle Ages – The Sling’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘His letter to the Duke of Milan in 1482 – Leonardo Da Vinci as military engineer’.
Pierre Gaite, ‘Combat training for knights – Forged in the fires of chivalry’.
Murray Dahm, ‘”I know what it is to take a city!” – The film of El Cid’.
Robert Mason and Craig Cipolla, ‘Vikings at the Royal Ontario Museum – A tale of two swords’.

Medieval Warfare

Slingshot 315

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Slingshot 315 is with the printers and should appear shortly. The magazine has undergone a facelift whilst preserving its original style. We hope readers enjoy the (somewhat) new format.Contents include:Is Goliath a Distraction? – by Alastair McBeatA B…

Slingshot 315

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Slingshot 315 is with the printers and should appear shortly. The magazine has undergone a facelift whilst preserving its original style. We hope readers enjoy the (somewhat) new format.Contents include:Is Goliath a Distraction? – by Alastair McBeatA B…

Ancient Warfare XI.5, Jan-Feb 2018

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Ancient Warfare XI.5 with Riding into battleHorse cavalry has long played a role in warfare. But other, more exotic mounts were also used in the ancient world.Theme: Riding into battleEvan Schultheis, ‘Historical introduction – Riding into history’.Dr….

Ancient Warfare XI.5, Jan-Feb 2018

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Ancient Warfare XI.5 with Riding into battleHorse cavalry has long played a role in warfare. But other, more exotic mounts were also used in the ancient world.Theme: Riding into battleEvan Schultheis, ‘Historical introduction – Riding into history’.Dr….

Miniature Wargames 416, December 2017

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Miniature Wargames 416, December 2017

Issue 416 of Miniature Wargames is about to be released. What are the goodies on offer?

The lead story this month is a double deal: Who would live in a house like this takes the scenery builder through the construction of a typical ruinous building in 28mm for use in eastern Europe with a multitude of period choices. Dave Tuck and Malc Johnston show wizard work with cork, foam board and dolls house furniture!

To follow on from that is Street Fighting Man. Jim Webster shows how to take ruins – like the one in the previous article – and use them in a game (with some scenario outlines) for a WW2 Warsaw uprising.

Gaslands: Keep the motor running and head out on the highway! Yes if you’re truly looking for adventure (and whatever comes your way) try these unique scenarios by the author of the latest Osprey rules release.

In Send Three and Fourpence Conrad Kinch offers a personal guide to worthy YouTube locations for wargamers with some spare time on their hands or those, like the author, who are busy juggling babies and other demands on their time.

Reinventing an Old Friend sees Jon Sutherland offering scenarios and army lists for his re-invented Ancients Hoplite rules in the final of a four part series.

Shows: the editor takes a camera along to Derby Worlds and SELWG.

Making scenery and whole armies! In Building Fenris Jeremy Claridge builds a host of robots from some fairly unexpected items for his award winning game and the Wargames Widow builds bridges to go with the river sections from last month.

For reviews we have Fantasy Facts (with its sweep over non-historical gaming with releases from from Lucid Eye, Titan, Osprey, North Star, Ion Age, Skull & Crown and Brigade. On the other hand, Forward Observer has (mostly) historical wargaming reports on Rubicon, Warlord, Deep Cut, Daemonscape, Stoessi and Victrix.. Finally we have Recce for a dozen book reviews and the free (small but still perfectly formed) Club Directory!

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Wargames Illustrated 362, December 2017

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Wargames Illustrated 362, December 2017

The December issue of Wargames Illustrated is available now! As always, the magazine comes in three different formats – Print, Interactive (for iPad), and PDF – as part of your WIPrime membership.

The theme for this issue is The Machine Gun, and we present six articles on wargaming with this revolutionary weapon.

OBSERVATION POST
Our latest look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.

THEME: A LITTLE GATLING MUSIC
Mike Bradford discusses the history of this iconic early machine gun and how it may be used during tabletop encounters.

RULES SHOWCASE: FROSTGRAVE – GHOST ARCHIPELAGO
We venture forth on an adventure to the Lost Isles trying out these new Osprey rules.

THEME: MACHINE GUNS IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 – 1918
Jim Graham takes a close look at machine guns in World War One and considers how to use them in our games.

TWAS THE KRAMPUSNACHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
In the spirit of the Christmas season, we present a game that the whole family can enjoy, if they are of a certain mindset.

THEME: THE DAWN OF THE DOGFIGHT
From dropped bricks and sidearms, to Maxims and Lewis guns, the evolution of aerial warfare is directly linked to the creation and usage of the machine gun.

DESIGNER’S NOTES: GASLANDS
Weld on some armour plating, create a housing for a weapon or two and top off that gas tank – we provide an insider’s look at these new rules from Osprey Games.

THEME: DJANGO
Exclusive rules for using our latest Giants in Miniature figure with Dracula’s America.

THEME: WHERE YOU GOING NOW?
Dom Sore takes us through the history of World War Two machine guns and how these work with various rule systems.

BUFFALO SOLDIERS
Following on from our Cavalry theme in WI361, Nick Buxey presents an insight into a brave group of men who overcame prejudice to fight for their country.

THEME: HOW TO… MAKE A 15MM MACHINE GUN NEST
Here in the WI Studio, Jamie Walker had a play around with creating a model of an improvised site for a MG and its crew.

A SHARP(E) LOOKING GAME
We caught up with Ian Smith to talk more about his wonderful 40mm Napoleonic game – one of the award winning tables at The Other Partizan this year.

BRUSH TIPS: PAINTING RUSTED ARMOUR
Just how can you give your armoured warriors that ‘weathered veteran’ look? Perhaps by adding some rust to their armour using these simple techniques.

OPERATION HANNIBAL
Inspired by our recent Dunkirk themed issue, Gary Mitchell takes us through a German World War Two evacuation.

PORT ARTHUR
Another great game from Partizan, themed around an epic naval battle from the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 – 1905.

COMPANY PROFILE: FOUNDRY
We take a tour of (Wargames) Foundry’s production facility and store at East Stoke Hall in Nottinghamshire.

HOBBY TALK: CLIMBING THE LEAD MOUNTAIN
Every gamer has one, that collection of miniatures that are just waiting for a little bit of attention, whether lead, pewter, plastic or resin – it’s time to discuss the Sassanid elephant in the room.

Wargames Illustrated

The Art of Ancient Warfare

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The Art of Ancient Warfare

Originally conceived as a reward for Ancient History Magazine Kickstarter backers, the 2016 special edition of Ancient Warfare is a compilation of covers, battle scenes and unit reconstructions from the first fifty issues of the magazine. Compiled and edited by Josho Brouwers, with contributions from the rest of the Ancient Warfare staff, this 100-page full-colour book features artwork by favourite illustrators such as Igor Dzis, Johnny Shumate, Radu Oltean and Rocío Espin, to name but a few. Also included are articles by the staff with insight into our philosophy for commissioning artwork, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at how illustrations are produced.

Ancient Warfare

ACW Gamer: The Ezine – Issue 16, Fall 2017

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ACW Gamer: The Ezine - Issue 16, Fall 2017

A 33 page PDF (including cover) for you to download online.

Featuring:

A Review of Brigade Fire and Fury, 2nd Edition
A Review of Osprey’s Nashville 1864
Painting Blotz’ Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse
A Review of  Shiloh Wargame Maps

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ACW Gamer: The Ezine – Issue 16, Fall 2017

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ACW Gamer: The Ezine - Issue 16, Fall 2017

A 33 page PDF (including cover) for you to download online.

Featuring:

A Review of Brigade Fire and Fury, 2nd Edition
A Review of Osprey’s Nashville 1864
Painting Blotz’ Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse
A Review of  Shiloh Wargame Maps

ACW Gamer

Wargames Illustrated 361, November 2017

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Wargames Illustrated 361, November 2017

November Issue of Wargames Illustrated Available The theme for our latest issue is The Cavalry, wargaming with big men on big horses.

OBSERVATION POST
We take a look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.

THEME: BIG MEN ON BIG HORSES
One of our friendly neighbourhood Napoleonic era buffs takes a wargamer’s eye view of the heavy cavalry at Waterloo.

THE FLOATING HULK
Joe McCullough provides an exclusive solo scenario for use with his Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago rules from Osprey Games.

THEME: SHOCK AND AWE – MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS
Just how effective was a knight on horseback, how did they evolve and then disappear, and how are they treated by a variety of popular rules?

DESIGNER’S NOTES: 1871
Bruce Wiegle expounds upon the influences behind the latest expansion to his popular grand tactical rule system.

THEME: HORSEFLESH TO HORSEPOWER – 15TH/19TH HUSSARS
Jim Graham charts the evolution of one British cavalry unit as it moved through the ages from the horse to the armoured vehicle.

ODDS BODKINS!
We caught up with the ‘Best Game’ winners at The Other Partizan to find out more regarding their Battle of Crecy demonstration game.

THEME: BUGLES AND SABERS
Nick Buxey discusses the history of those cultural icons, the U.S. Cavalry, and explores some gaming possibilities.

RULES SHOWCASE: MAXIMILLIAN 1934
It’s the 1930s, the world in which you live is a mess, what do you do about it? Why, take a car, arm and armour it up and head out into the wasteland – see you on the road, old boy!

THEME: PAINTING THE ROYALS
Steve Wood is back again, taking us through his technique for painting up
some British cavalry.

AL HAMED
Regular contributor Pete Brown begins with a familiar tale of a wargamer sucked into a new period, and concludes by telling us how to game The Battle of Al-Hamed, in order to suck you into gaming the British in Egypt!

JAMES II PART IV: THE BATTLE OF SOLE BAY
The final part in our series takes a closer look at an interesting confrontation with a touch of everything which makes this period worth wargaming.

HOW TO: AMAIZING BASE
Nick Buxey provides us with a great method for creating North American maize fields.

HISTORICON PAINTING COMPETITION 2017
We take a look at some of the excellent entries for our competition at Historicon this year, run as a joint venture with the HMGS.

COMPANY PROFILE: GEEK NATION TOURS
What is this company up to? Where in the world do they visit? And why should you go along on one of their excellent tours?

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Wargames Illustrated 361, November 2017

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Wargames Illustrated 361, November 2017

November Issue of Wargames Illustrated Available The theme for our latest issue is The Cavalry, wargaming with big men on big horses.

OBSERVATION POST
We take a look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.

THEME: BIG MEN ON BIG HORSES
One of our friendly neighbourhood Napoleonic era buffs takes a wargamer’s eye view of the heavy cavalry at Waterloo.

THE FLOATING HULK
Joe McCullough provides an exclusive solo scenario for use with his Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago rules from Osprey Games.

THEME: SHOCK AND AWE – MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS
Just how effective was a knight on horseback, how did they evolve and then disappear, and how are they treated by a variety of popular rules?

DESIGNER’S NOTES: 1871
Bruce Wiegle expounds upon the influences behind the latest expansion to his popular grand tactical rule system.

THEME: HORSEFLESH TO HORSEPOWER – 15TH/19TH HUSSARS
Jim Graham charts the evolution of one British cavalry unit as it moved through the ages from the horse to the armoured vehicle.

ODDS BODKINS!
We caught up with the ‘Best Game’ winners at The Other Partizan to find out more regarding their Battle of Crecy demonstration game.

THEME: BUGLES AND SABERS
Nick Buxey discusses the history of those cultural icons, the U.S. Cavalry, and explores some gaming possibilities.

RULES SHOWCASE: MAXIMILLIAN 1934
It’s the 1930s, the world in which you live is a mess, what do you do about it? Why, take a car, arm and armour it up and head out into the wasteland – see you on the road, old boy!

THEME: PAINTING THE ROYALS
Steve Wood is back again, taking us through his technique for painting up
some British cavalry.

AL HAMED
Regular contributor Pete Brown begins with a familiar tale of a wargamer sucked into a new period, and concludes by telling us how to game The Battle of Al-Hamed, in order to suck you into gaming the British in Egypt!

JAMES II PART IV: THE BATTLE OF SOLE BAY
The final part in our series takes a closer look at an interesting confrontation with a touch of everything which makes this period worth wargaming.

HOW TO: AMAIZING BASE
Nick Buxey provides us with a great method for creating North American maize fields.

HISTORICON PAINTING COMPETITION 2017
We take a look at some of the excellent entries for our competition at Historicon this year, run as a joint venture with the HMGS.

COMPANY PROFILE: GEEK NATION TOURS
What is this company up to? Where in the world do they visit? And why should you go along on one of their excellent tours?

Wargames Illustrated

Ancient History Magazine 13, Nov-Dec 2017

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Ancient History Magazine 13, Nov-Dec 2017

Ancient History Magazine 13 with everyday life in Pompeii

From food and architecture to graffiti and sanitation, in this issue, we explore the daily realities for Romans living in this famous ancient city before its destruction.

Theme: Everyday life in Pompeii

Sandra Alvarez, ‘Historical introduction – A slumbering giant awakens’.
Julie Ackroyd, ‘”Mercator says hello” – Graffiti in Pompeii’.
Sophie Hay, ‘A small neighbourhood in Pompeii – Home sweet home’.
Ray Laurence, ‘Roman childhood and adolescence – Growing up in Pompeii’.
Kate Trusler, ‘Finding a toilet in Pompeii – Where’s the loo?’.
Jessica Venner, ‘Diet, drink, and daily life in Pompeii – What’s for dinner?’.
Ingrid Rowland, ‘The rediscovery and romanticism of Pompeii – Lost but not forgotten’.
Danielle Trynoski, ‘Ancient History travels – The hidden glories of Pompeii’.

Features:

Alexandra Grigorieva, ‘Roman cuisine for new Barbarian kings – Bringing home the bacon’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Donations and giving in ancient Rome – Blessed are the poor?’.
Sandra Alvarez, ‘A new exhibit of Scythian culture – Warriors of the steppes’.
David L. Reinke, ‘Rome’s best-known general on screen – Cinema Caesars’.

Ancient History Magazine

Ancient History Magazine 13, Nov-Dec 2017

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Ancient History Magazine 13, Nov-Dec 2017

Ancient History Magazine 13 with everyday life in Pompeii

From food and architecture to graffiti and sanitation, in this issue, we explore the daily realities for Romans living in this famous ancient city before its destruction.

Theme: Everyday life in Pompeii

Sandra Alvarez, ‘Historical introduction – A slumbering giant awakens’.
Julie Ackroyd, ‘”Mercator says hello” – Graffiti in Pompeii’.
Sophie Hay, ‘A small neighbourhood in Pompeii – Home sweet home’.
Ray Laurence, ‘Roman childhood and adolescence – Growing up in Pompeii’.
Kate Trusler, ‘Finding a toilet in Pompeii – Where’s the loo?’.
Jessica Venner, ‘Diet, drink, and daily life in Pompeii – What’s for dinner?’.
Ingrid Rowland, ‘The rediscovery and romanticism of Pompeii – Lost but not forgotten’.
Danielle Trynoski, ‘Ancient History travels – The hidden glories of Pompeii’.

Features:

Alexandra Grigorieva, ‘Roman cuisine for new Barbarian kings – Bringing home the bacon’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Donations and giving in ancient Rome – Blessed are the poor?’.
Sandra Alvarez, ‘A new exhibit of Scythian culture – Warriors of the steppes’.
David L. Reinke, ‘Rome’s best-known general on screen – Cinema Caesars’.

Ancient History Magazine

Miniature Wargames 415, November 2017

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Miniature Wargames 415, November 2017

The November issue of Miniature Wargames is available.

Portable Hammer: Arthur Harman steps – yet again – away from the world of historical gaming to try a conversion of the popular Portable Wargame system for use as a set of fantasy rules.

Rolica and The Peninsular War: Conrad Kinch gives us a scenario for Command & Colours Napoleonics in his Send Three and Fourpence spot.

The Silent City: The Armies of Rei Bouba. Chris Peers, author of Death in the Dark Continent, provides a unique army list for the system.

Reinventing an Old Friend: taking a passion for a set of ‘old school’ ancients rules and making them fit for the 21st century gamer: the third of a four part series.

Also there’s more scratch building gaming scenery, both earth bound and very much not: Asteroids from foam and the Wargames Widow makes river sections.

Miniature Wargames

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 93, Dec-Jan 2017-2018

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Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 93 with the Dutch During the Eighty Years’ WarSpecial Feature: The Dutch during the Eighty Years’ WarMichael Leck, ‘Bitesize battles: The Ako Vendetta – 47 Ronin’.Michael Leck, ‘Defending the Finns from the Pagan R…

SOTCW Journal 94, Oct-Nov 2017

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SOTCW Journal 94, Oct-Nov 2017

The Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers is happy to announce that Journal 94 has been sent to members. The print versions have been posted, and the PDF versions are available to download as usual.

Articles

The Battle of Marne – Refight: Exeter 13 May 2017
Spanner in the Works – Luftwaffe Infrared Equipment
Notes on Spanish Civil War TO and Es – Part Four – The CTV (Support units and Blackshirts)
Fritz – A survivor of the German training flight programme
Series 78 Standard Units – World War II
Red and Gray – Part Six – The Lovat Line – Final eastern front scenarios for Spearhead 41-43
The Joy Of Hex – Gaming on a Hex Grid
Operation Sealion – My Dad’s part in it’s downfall
The Dictionary of Imaginary Places – ……and its maps
Coup de Main…or Coup de Grâce? – French AAR
Meet The Members – Rob Morgan
There’s more to Youtube than videos of cats – Items of interest on the video channel
Modern Series 78 Units – Part 2 of Bob Setchell’s article
The Great War in the Black Sea – More musings from Rob Morgan

Regulars
Bookshelf
The Armoury
Little Warriors
Battlefields
Rob’s Rearguard

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Wargames Illustrated 360, October 2017

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Wargames Illustrated 360, October 2017

The theme for our latest issue is Revolution, Wargaming Revolts and Uprisings.

OBSERVATION POST
Our latest look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.

THEME: YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION
Mitch Reed takes a look at the opportunities for tabletop gaming in a time of Revolution. To the barricades!

RULES SHOWCASE: BLOOD RED SKIES
We met up with rules writing ace Andy Chambers to try out these new WW2 air combat rules coming soon from Warlord Games.

THEME: THE AWI…AR/RW
Whether you are inclined towards calling it a ‘Revolution’ or a ‘War of Independence’, AWI/AR/RW enthusiast Steve Jones would like to provide you with a brief guide to gaming the AWI.

HISTORICON 2017
Our annual round-up of the action at one of the biggest and best conventions on the US scene.

THEME: THE WARS OF JAMES II PART 3
The penultimate part of our series on James II takes a look at the revolutionary actions of those who would seek to overthrow the king.

DESIGNER’S NOTES: FORAGER
Everything you need to know about this characterful Napoleonic era skirmish game from the team at Stand To! Games.

THEME: THE HELDER CAMPAIGN HOLLAND 1799
We turn our attention to the French Revolutionary Wars now as Colin Ashton and David Bickley tell us about their inaugural Big-Ash Bash.

HERE COMES THE SUN
Dan Mersey adds a number of new lists for using North European Bronze Age armies in games using his Dragon Rampant rules from Osprey.

THEME: SO YOU WANT TO FIGHT THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS?
In the month of its centenary, Dom Sore provides an insight into the gaming possibilities provided by the Russian Revolution of 1917.

COMPANY PROFILE: SARISSA
We visited these masters of MDF to find out more about the processes they use and their range of products.

THEME: ANIMAL FARM II – SNOWBALL’S RETURN
Featured at Salute 2017, this game by the Sons of Simon de Montfort club expands upon Orwell’s classic novel and adds a whole new, unique aspect to the story.

CAMBRAI AT PARTIZAN
We take a look at this excellent display game from the show earlier this year, with some additional insight into the creation of the tabletop set up.

MODELLING TRICKS AND TIPS: EXPLOSIONS
No game is complete without the odd explosion, so here’s how you can make yours look particularly good during your gaming.

FIGURE DIRECTORY
Your handy guide to the various manufacturers featured in this month’s magazine.

Wargames Illustrated

The Art of Ancient Warfare

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The Art of Ancient Warfare

Originally conceived as a reward for Ancient History Magazine Kickstarter backers, the 2016 special edition of Ancient Warfare is a compilation of covers, battle scenes and unit reconstructions from the first fifty issues of the magazine. Compiled and edited by Josho Brouwers, with contributions from the rest of the Ancient Warfare staff, this 100-page full-colour book features artwork by favourite illustrators such as Igor Dzis, Johnny Shumate, Radu Oltean and Rocío Espin, to name but a few. Also included are articles by the staff with insight into our philosophy for commissioning artwork, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at how illustrations are produced.

Ancient Warfare

The Art of Ancient Warfare

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The Art of Ancient Warfare

Originally conceived as a reward for Ancient History Magazine Kickstarter backers, the 2016 special edition of Ancient Warfare is a compilation of covers, battle scenes and unit reconstructions from the first fifty issues of the magazine. Compiled and edited by Josho Brouwers, with contributions from the rest of the Ancient Warfare staff, this 100-page full-colour book features artwork by favourite illustrators such as Igor Dzis, Johnny Shumate, Radu Oltean and Rocío Espin, to name but a few. Also included are articles by the staff with insight into our philosophy for commissioning artwork, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at how illustrations are produced.

Ancient Warfare

Medieval Warfare Special: 1066 – The Battle of Hastings

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Medieval Warfare Special: 1066 - The Battle of Hastings

The 2017 special issue of Medieval Warfare takes a look at one of the most famous battles in the history of the British Isles. Our detailed analysis of the Battle of Hastings by expert writers and medievalists not only looks at the engagement itself, but examines the leaders, their armies, the immediate aftermath, and the broader effect on history and popular imagination.

Medieval Warfare Special 2017: 1066 – The Battle of Hastings with:

Kelly DeVries, ‘Two invasions, three battles, one throne – The contenders in 1066’.
John Gillingham, ‘The path for William, Duke of Normandy – The conqueror’s apprenticeship’.
Ad van Kempen, ‘The path for Harold Godwinson – How do you become a king?’.
Richard Abels, ‘The men who fought with King Harold – The Anglo-Saxon mlitary’.
Megan Arnott, ‘The path for Haraldr Hardrádi Sigurdarson – Hardrulers of the Vikings’.
Danielle Turner, ‘The Vikings’ last stand in England – The Battles of Fulford and Stamford Bridge’.
Ilana Krug, ‘The logistics of the Norman Conquest – Crossing the Channel’.
Kelly DeVries, ‘A meeting of missles and sword-strokes – The Battle of Hastings’.
Michael Livingston, ‘The legend that just won’t die – The arrow in King Harold’s eye’.
George Theotokis, ‘Hastings versus Dyrrhachium – The myth of the “invincible” Norman cavalry charge’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Great was the multitude of the slain – William I’s subjugation of England’.
Nick Arnold, ‘Great was the multitude of the slain – The Battle of Northam’.
Luke Foddy, ‘The 950th anniversary of the battle – A return to Hastings’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Harold lives! William kills his wife! – The alternative histories of The Battle of Hastings’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Learn more about the Norman Conquest – Further reading’.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare Special: 1066 – The Battle of Hastings

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Medieval Warfare Special: 1066 - The Battle of Hastings

The 2017 special issue of Medieval Warfare takes a look at one of the most famous battles in the history of the British Isles. Our detailed analysis of the Battle of Hastings by expert writers and medievalists not only looks at the engagement itself, but examines the leaders, their armies, the immediate aftermath, and the broader effect on history and popular imagination.

Medieval Warfare Special 2017: 1066 – The Battle of Hastings with:

Kelly DeVries, ‘Two invasions, three battles, one throne – The contenders in 1066’.
John Gillingham, ‘The path for William, Duke of Normandy – The conqueror’s apprenticeship’.
Ad van Kempen, ‘The path for Harold Godwinson – How do you become a king?’.
Richard Abels, ‘The men who fought with King Harold – The Anglo-Saxon mlitary’.
Megan Arnott, ‘The path for Haraldr Hardrádi Sigurdarson – Hardrulers of the Vikings’.
Danielle Turner, ‘The Vikings’ last stand in England – The Battles of Fulford and Stamford Bridge’.
Ilana Krug, ‘The logistics of the Norman Conquest – Crossing the Channel’.
Kelly DeVries, ‘A meeting of missles and sword-strokes – The Battle of Hastings’.
Michael Livingston, ‘The legend that just won’t die – The arrow in King Harold’s eye’.
George Theotokis, ‘Hastings versus Dyrrhachium – The myth of the “invincible” Norman cavalry charge’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘Great was the multitude of the slain – William I’s subjugation of England’.
Nick Arnold, ‘Great was the multitude of the slain – The Battle of Northam’.
Luke Foddy, ‘The 950th anniversary of the battle – A return to Hastings’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Harold lives! William kills his wife! – The alternative histories of The Battle of Hastings’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Learn more about the Norman Conquest – Further reading’.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare VII-5, Oct-Nov 2017

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Medieval Warfare VII-5, Oct-Nov 2017

Medieval Warfare VII. with The murder of Charles the Good. The County of Flanders erupts into civil war after Charles is killed. As Bruges falls into chaos, the fight to become the new count begins.

Theme: The murder of Charles the Good

Peter Konieczny, ‘How Flanders descended into civil war – A murder, a siege, and too many successors’.
Jeff Rider, ‘”Let’s kill him in the church” – A medieval model for murder’.
Steven Issac, ‘”Vigils, fights, attacks, and other tasks” – In Bruges goes medieval’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘The war according to Herman of Tournai – Chaos in Flanders’.
Erich B. Anderson, ‘The rise and fall of William Clito – The Siege of Aalst’.
Jeff Rider, ‘The chronicler and the historian – My friend Galbert’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Further reading – Books and articles on Charles the Good’.

Features:

James Titterton, ‘The “rules of the game” – Deception in siege warfare’.
Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, ‘The sword in the bog – Forged by a god, foretold by a wizard, found by a king’.
Jacob Henry Deacon, ‘A salty brain and climbing stairs – Filippo Vadi’s martial philosophies’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘”The earth is a source of wonder” – Fantastic beasts and how they kill you’.
Danny Lake-Giguerre, ‘A failed French expedition against England – The portable “wooden city” of 1386’.
Dana Cushing, ‘Attacked “with siege-engines and arrows” – The Siege of Silves in 1189’.
Murray Dahm, ‘Chasing the monster – Beowulf on film’.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare VII-5, Oct-Nov 2017

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Medieval Warfare VII-5, Oct-Nov 2017

Medieval Warfare VII. with The murder of Charles the Good. The County of Flanders erupts into civil war after Charles is killed. As Bruges falls into chaos, the fight to become the new count begins.

Theme: The murder of Charles the Good

Peter Konieczny, ‘How Flanders descended into civil war – A murder, a siege, and too many successors’.
Jeff Rider, ‘”Let’s kill him in the church” – A medieval model for murder’.
Steven Issac, ‘”Vigils, fights, attacks, and other tasks” – In Bruges goes medieval’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘The war according to Herman of Tournai – Chaos in Flanders’.
Erich B. Anderson, ‘The rise and fall of William Clito – The Siege of Aalst’.
Jeff Rider, ‘The chronicler and the historian – My friend Galbert’.
Peter Konieczny, ‘Further reading – Books and articles on Charles the Good’.

Features:

James Titterton, ‘The “rules of the game” – Deception in siege warfare’.
Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, ‘The sword in the bog – Forged by a god, foretold by a wizard, found by a king’.
Jacob Henry Deacon, ‘A salty brain and climbing stairs – Filippo Vadi’s martial philosophies’.
Danièle Cybulskie, ‘”The earth is a source of wonder” – Fantastic beasts and how they kill you’.
Danny Lake-Giguerre, ‘A failed French expedition against England – The portable “wooden city” of 1386’.
Dana Cushing, ‘Attacked “with siege-engines and arrows” – The Siege of Silves in 1189’.
Murray Dahm, ‘Chasing the monster – Beowulf on film’.

Medieval Warfare